The Marin School

150 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903-0949
     Tel: (415)339-9336
Grades: 9 - 12 | 73 students
The Marin School is a small, independent, college-preparatory high school located in San Rafael, California.

The Marin School attracts smart kids who want something different in their education.
We honor each student’s unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakeable belief in the potential of each and every student.The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated teachers who love what they do.
They wholeheartedly believe in each student’s unique potential and are equipped with the talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.Small class sizes naturally encourage more personalized teaching, experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
We offer a challenging, thought-provoking curriculum that effectively prepares graduates for college and life beyond.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 73 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Marin School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1130
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $37,270
Tuition Notes Tuition assistance available based upon demonstrated need.
% on Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 33%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Shirey Bukowski
Admissions Associate Sierra Antonio


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Soccer, SoccerBasketballFencing,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. drama, jazz band, journalism, mountain biking club, photography, recording studio, yearbook drama, jazz band, journalism, photography, yearbook, mountain biking club,
recording studio,

School Notes:

  • College-preparatory high school (U.C. approved curriculum)
  • Excellent student/teacher ratio
  • A class size that promotes learning (average 9)'
  • Students who demonstrate academic and creative potential.
  • Students who are seeking a close relationship with their teachers.
  • Students who will actively participate in the learning process and in the school.
  • Students who will make a personal investment in their academic success.
  • Students who value the opportunities offered in a small learning community.
  • We celebrate diverse thinking and individual personalities.
  • We practice collaboration instead of competition.
  • We offer participatory classes and encourage each individual's voice.
  • We motivate students through innovative lessons and real-world applications.
  • We emphasize conceptual thinking rather than rote learning.
  • We honor each student's unique learning style.
  • We identify and nurture each student's talents and gifts.
  • We offer a web-based daily communication tool for parents, students and staff.
  • Faculty meet weekly to ensure full staff knowledge of each student's progress.
  • Students at The Marin School matriculate to leading colleges and universities across the country. We believe in the individual, and everything we do is designed to inspire, guide and empower each student to achieve his or her full academic and social potential.

Profile last updated: 02/03/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bay School Of San Francisco (5.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is the New Village School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childrens Cultural Cntr-marin (0.6 miles away)
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